The 2018-19 Stanley Cup Playoffs have already been one of the more memorable ones in recent memory, and we’re not even done with the first round. In the spirit of the playoffs, Stadium Journey presents our rankings of all 32 National Hockey League arenas (we included both New York Islander home venues). Just like the playoffs, these rankings include a great many surprises. This list is sure to promote a great deal of debate, pride and outrage among sports’ most passionate fans.
Starting in 2001, the Pioneers played their home games at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard in neighboring Bridgeport. The ballpark, which also served as home to the Atlantic League’s Bridgeport Bluefish, was closed in 2017 to be converted to an outdoor concert venue. Sacred Heart was forced to split their 2018 home schedule among several area ballparks. For 2019 the school found a home closer to campus at neighboring Veteran’s Memorial Park, right across the street from the Sacred Heart campus.
The Delorean is in full effect as the Team heads back in time to their favorite venues that are no longer in use. Baseball, hockey, basketball, football … even lacrosse venues which are missed and some of the leagues which have just shut down in the past few days. The Toronto Blue Jays are in the cross-hairs also! Join Daniel Colacicco, Marc Viquez, Paul Baker and Dave Cottenie for the latest Stadium Journey Podcast!
It’s been a rough week for some of the smaller leagues in the sports world. On Sunday the Canadian Women’s Hockey League folded. Yesterday, the Major Lacrosse League announced it was contracting three teams. Today, the carnage continued, as the Alliance of American Football suspended operations.
Even though the calendar says today is April Fools’ Day, Major League Lacrosse wasn’t kidding around, as it announced that three of the league’s nine teams are folding.